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Old Swiss House

Travellers' Choice award winner
German, Swiss, European, Central European
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Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 61 71
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A really classy old fashioned restaurant experience. Food was ok - the speciality of Schnitzel wasn't completely to my taste but others seemed to enjoy. Wine was quite good. Overall it seemed expensive for what it was ... but this is Switzerland...

Thank DevonBoy75
Groveport, Ohio
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came upon this by accident and surprised it wasn't mentioned in our tour :( but it was so beautiful!

Thank PriscillaAParsley
East Lansing, MI
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With last minute reservations, we were seated in an ante-room , the only diners there. The main dining room would have been more fun but it was quiet and intimate. The food was excellent.

Thank Ruth S
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My parents ate here 5 years ago and desperately wanted to to share the experience with us as a family. It was superb! It is not cheap by any means but you pay for the experience & it is worth it hands down! Try the Weiner Schnitzel as they cook it right in front of you! The veal is also... More 

Thank Katey L
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Sunday for lunch and enjoyed our experience. The service was impeccable and the classic dishes were executed perfectly. I ordered the boiled brisket with creamed spinach and my husband got the schnitzel, which was prepared table side. While my dish sounds boring, it is the classic Austrian dish of Tafelspitz and it was incredible! We... More 

Thank PDXPdx
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

After doing some research of good restaurants in Lucerne, I brought my family of 6 to Old Swiss House at about 4pm for a late lunch as we had a heavy breakfast. Firstly, when we stepped into the beautifully decorated restaurant, the waitress didn't even simile or greet us. We felt as if she didn't welcome us. Secondly, after placing... More 

Thank belle_oh
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185 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We just visited to have a look. We only had a drink but the surroundings are lavish. Beautiful wooden panels inside. As with all food / drinks in Switzerland - expensive, more so in here.

Thank NorthernTraveller53
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Service is good. We can enjoy the meal for 1.5 hour due to we the restaurant more suitable . Price a bit high and mainly from swiss people.

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Riverside, California
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I ate here with my sister when we were traveling through Switzerland. We like to share food a lot and had planned to order some soup and salad and a main dish and share all of it. They would absolutely not let us share and if two people were eating you must order two main courses. I thought this was... More 

Thank Peggy L
St. Petersburg, Russia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Driving through Luzern a couple of months ago we visited this fantastic traditional restaurant because one kid of our company had already been there. And he sold us a story of that Wienerschnitzel... but who could expect this!!! The way they serve it, the taste, pasta coocked at your table... Never forget and hope to visit this place very soon... More 

Thank Anbreg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25
German, Swiss, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 410 61 71

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?